Jon
Lay

is British and currently in Kuala Lumpur.

Despite the lack of a hipster beard, Jon is a craft beer aficionado and self-confessed foodie, who is always looking for his next noodle fix.

After several years of training as a lawyer, and working as a web designer at night and weekends, Jon finally managed to escape the shackles of the legal profession when he founded Hanno in 2009.

Something of a jack-of-all-trades, he began freelancing when he was 16, designing and building minisites for clients. Having picked up backend skills in the years since, he slowly built up the team at Hanno, and now focuses mostly on supporting the rest of the team, typically on project strategy, front-end development, and UX design.

He loathes corporate inefficiency and bureaucracy and is determined to build Hanno as a flat, self-organising team that gets stuff done, and in a way that’s nothing like the legal industry that he nearly found himself in.

A Londoner by birth, Jon loves to travel and is currently based in Asia, which seems appropriate for someone who once spent 6 weeks dragging the team through the back-streets of Hong Kong and Kuala Lumpur in search of obscure noodle dishes.

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